Childcare and early years

Schools, education and learning


Which type of Early Education/Childcare will best meet the needs of my child and family?
All three and four-year olds are currently entitled to 15 hours a week of free childcare - Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE).
30 percent of of all two year olds in Waltham Forest can get up to 15 hours a week of free early education and childcare.
There are a number of schemes and support available to help parents pay for the cost of childcare.
The intention of this pathway is to give Waltham Forest families the best start in their children’s lives.
An opportunity to meet other breastfeeding families and get support.
Children and family centres offer a wide range of activities, services and support to families with children under five.
Home learning and development for children under 5.
Check if your 2 year old is eligible for Free Early Learning
Find out more about how your child will learn and develop during their first five years.
Support for those pregnant and their partners and families.
Information and guidance about choosing early education or childcare provision for your child.